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His Kind of Woman -- Deported crime boss (Raymond Burr) needs to re-enter the United States to run his operation.

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Director:
Writers:
Frank Fenton (written by) and
Jack Leonard (written by)
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Release Date:
29 August 1951 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
They were two of a kind ! ...and bound to meet, but neither of them knew what such a meeting would mean!
Plot:
A deported gangster's plan to re-enter the USA involves skulduggery at a Mexican resort, and gambler Dan Milner is caught in the middle. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
User Reviews:
Superior Fun; a Noir Satire with Adventure; Intricate and Enjoyable Fare See more (60 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Robert Mitchum ... Dan Milner

Jane Russell ... Lenore Brent

Vincent Price ... Mark Cardigan

Tim Holt ... Bill Lusk

Charles McGraw ... Thompson / Narrator
Marjorie Reynolds ... Helen Cardigan

Raymond Burr ... Nick Ferraro
Leslie Banning ... Jennie Stone (as Leslye Banning)

Jim Backus ... Myron Winton
Philip Van Zandt ... Jose Morro
John Mylong ... Martin Krafft
Carleton G. Young ... Gerald Hobson
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Dorothy Abbott ... Card Player (uncredited)
Tol Avery ... Fat Hoodlum (uncredited)
Sam Balter ... Radio Broadcaster (voice) (uncredited)
Howard Batt ... Pilot (uncredited)
Richard Bergren ... Milton Stone (uncredited)
Danny Borzage ... Lodge Bartender (uncredited)
Mary Brewer ... Lodge Guest (uncredited)
Peter Brocco ... Thompson's First Henchman (uncredited)
Barry Brooks ... Card Player (uncredited)
James Burke ... Barkeeper in Nogales (uncredited)
Gwen Caldwell ... Lodge Guest (uncredited)

Anthony Caruso ... Tony (uncredited)
Robert Cornthwaite ... Hernandez (uncredited)
Oliver Cross ... Lodge Guest (uncredited)
John Daheim ... Seaman (uncredited)
Jim Davies ... Lodge Guest (uncredited)
Daniel De Laurentis ... Mexican Boy in Nogales (uncredited)
King Donovan ... Reporter (uncredited)
Marietta Elliott ... Redhead (uncredited)
Paul Fierro ... Charles (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Lodge Guest (uncredited)
Joel Fluellen ... Sam (uncredited)
George Ford ... Lodge Guest (uncredited)
Paul Frees ... Corley (uncredited)
Barbara Freking ... Lodge Guest (uncredited)
Gerry Ganzer ... Countess (uncredited)
Ralph Gomez ... Mexican Foreman (uncredited)
Sol Gorss ... Seaman (uncredited)
Joseph Granby ... Arnold (uncredited)
Henry Guttman ... Man (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton ... Seaman / Henchman (uncredited)
Stacy Harris ... Harry (uncredited)
Len Hendry ... Customer (uncredited)
Stuart Holmes ... Lodge Guest (uncredited)
Charles Horvath ... Seaman (uncredited)
Don House ... Lodge Guest (uncredited)
Jerry James ... Policeman (uncredited)
Geraldine Jordan ... Lodge Guest (uncredited)
William Justine ... Gyppo (uncredited)

Al Kikume ... Island Policeman (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Thompson's Henchman #2 (uncredited)
Joyce Mackenzie ... Lady Gwendolyn in Film (uncredited)
Harold Miller ... Lodge Guest (uncredited)
Alberto Morin ... Lt. Rodriguez (uncredited)
Al Murphy ... Seaman / Henchman (uncredited)
Billy Nelson ... Ship's Captain (uncredited)
Gil Perkins ... Seaman (uncredited)
Edwin Rand ... Policeman (uncredited)
Joey Ray ... Card Player (uncredited)
Bob Rose ... Corley's Servant (uncredited)
John Sheehan ... Guitarist (uncredited)
Mickey Simpson ... Hoodlum (uncredited)
Bert Stevens ... Lodge Guest (uncredited)
Ken Terrell ... Gunman (uncredited)

Mamie Van Doren ... Lodge Guest at Bar (uncredited)
Dale Van Sickel ... Seaman (uncredited)
Ernö Verebes ... Esteban - Morro Servant (uncredited)

Dan White ... Tex Kearns (uncredited)
Joy Windsor ... Lodge Guest (uncredited)
Bud Wolfe ... Seaman (uncredited)
Sally Yarnell ... Pianist (uncredited)
Maria Sen Young ... Swaying Waitress (uncredited)

Directed by
John Farrow 
Richard Fleischer (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
Frank Fenton (written by) and
Jack Leonard (written by)

Gerald Drayson Adams  story (uncredited)
Earl Felton  uncredited
Richard Fleischer  uncredited
Howard Hughes  uncredited

Produced by
John Farrow .... producer
Robert Sparks .... producer
Robert Fellows .... producer (uncredited)
Howard Hughes .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Leigh Harline 
 
Cinematography by
Harry J. Wild (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Frederic Knudtson 
Eda Warren 
 
Production Design by
J. McMillan Johnson 
 
Art Direction by
Albert S. D'Agostino 
 
Set Decoration by
Ross Dowd (set decorations)
Darrell Silvera (set decorations)
 
Makeup Department
Mel Berns .... makeup artist
Larry Germain .... hair stylist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frank Baur .... assistant director (uncredited)
Sam Ruman .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Clem Portman .... sound
John E. Tribby .... sound (as John Tribby)
 
Stunts
John Daheim .... stunts (uncredited)
Sol Gorss .... stunts (uncredited)
Charles Horvath .... stunts (uncredited)
Gil Perkins .... stunts (uncredited)
Paul Stader .... stunts (uncredited)
Ken Terrell .... stunts (uncredited)
Dale Van Sickel .... stunts (uncredited)
Bud Wolfe .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Howard Greer .... gowns: Miss Russell
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
C. Bakaleinikoff .... musical director
 
Other crew
Howard Hughes .... presenter
Boyd Cabeen .... stand-in (uncredited)
Carmen Cabeen .... stand-in: Jane Russell (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
120 min | West Germany:100 min
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Language:
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Netherlands:18 (original rating) (1951) | Sweden:(Banned) (1951-1965) | UK:A (original rating) | UK:12 (tv rating) | UK:12 (video rating) (1998) | USA:Approved (PCA #14533) | West Germany:16 (nf)

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Trivia:
John Farrow finished the film, but Howard Hughes brought in Richard Fleischer to add a few shots (Hughes himself co-wrote the ending with Fleischer). Fleischer ended up reshooting the entire film.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: One of the three whip marks on Milner's back is missing when he escapes his captors and backs away down the ship's corridor.See more »
Quotes:
Jose Morro:She is beautiful as well as interesting, isn't she?
Dan Milner:She's beautiful - that's always interesting.
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Soundtrack:
Ramblin' Wreck from Georgia TechSee more »

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33 out of 39 people found the following review useful.
Superior Fun; a Noir Satire with Adventure; Intricate and Enjoyable Fare, 29 June 2005
Author: silverscreen888

Noir comedy adventures starring Robert Mitchum are a Hollywood rarity; especially this is true when the storyline is a good straight mystery to begin with adding fine touches of first-rate satirical comedy. He and Jane Russell, beautifully teamed as an adventurous tough-guy and a brave saloon singer are very smooth together, in a movie where Vincent Price supplies many of the laughs, and everything works as effortlessly as a wave crashing onto a Mexican beach's sands. The plot line is innately interesting. A gambler played by powerful Raymond Burr ensnares Mitchum by wrecking his enterprises. He then pays him to come to work for him. Object: to get back into the US from which he was deported as a crime boss--as a dead Mitchum, using his papers, etc. But where does Jane Russell fit into the plot? The joker in the deck is Price as a ham motion picture star who jumps at the chance to play a death-defying adventurer, and ends becoming a hero. The best moment in the film comes as Price and a mountainous cowardly deadpan brother-in-law of the Police Chief start off in a small boat overloaded with help for Mitchum--and slowly sink like a stone. But the battle on a boat is finally won, Price is thrilled to be wounded, Mitchum gets Russell and all comes out favorably in the end. The film was finished by Richard Fleischer with Howard Hughes after John Farrow had shot it already. Leigh Harline provided the music, Albert D'Agostino the inspired art direction. A very stylish B/W film all in all, with a leaven of comedy. The pace is surprisingly good, the gambling joint depicted very believably and the intricate storyline by Gerald Drayson Adams and Frank Fenton, Jack Leonard and others, holds together amazingly. This film was an enjoyable experience for many viewers when it was first released; a sultry romance, played by believable leads, added to the pluses. Mitchum and Russell are fine. Others in the huge cast include Charles McGraw, Tim Holt, Marjorie Reynolds, Jim Backus, Philip Van Zandt and many more, some familiar faces. A most enjoyable romp and a surprisingly good mystery.

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